Costumes are a must for so many different events throughout the year. However, neither yourself nor your children want to be disastrously caught out wearing the same fancy dress to every event you go to. If you take a look online, you will see that there are so many options for cheap costumes. It can be a little bit overwhelming. Which fancy dress outfit is best for you? Which shop should you purchase it from? Don’t worry; we’re here to guide you through it all. Just excuse us a second while we put our ‘Guide’ costume on…
What’s that over there? Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s someone wearing a Superman costume! Now that we’re in our guide clothing, we’re here to tell you that the superhero costume is an absolute must. With new Marvel and DC Comic movies revitalising the comic book scene over the past decade or so, these kinds of costumes always excite and present many fancy dress opportunities. They may also help you develop superhero strengths too. Earlier this year, two pals by the name of Robert and Steven, or should I say Robin and the Joker, were coming home from a costume party when they spotted a fire at a flat. They ran into the block and started banging on all doors so that everyone could escape safely. Then, just as all good superheroes do, they ventured back into the night leaving not a trace to be found of their good deed. No injuries were reported at the scene. But there are far more superheroes than Robin and far more supervillains than the Joker. There’s Iron Man, Captain America, Catwoman, Hulk and, of course, the most popular of them all: Na na na na, Na na na na BATMAN!
It’s not all about superheroes, as there is an abundance of fancy dress costume options out there. Since scientists say that we can’t travel back in time, it means that we’ll just have to clothe as if it were the ‘40s! Period fancy dress is always one of the most popular costumes UK wide. If you’re putting together, for example, a 50th birthday party, you may want everyone to wear clothing from the 60s and 70s to appeal to person’s childhood nostalgia. There is also fancy dress relating to the armed forces and emergency services, such as army, police, firefighter and doctor costumes, as well as fantasy fancy dress, such as outfits from fairy tales. Alice in Wonderland and fairies are always popular choices. With fairies, you’ve got a fantastic choice of colours, even down to your wings - just don’t try to fly with them though! Or, indeed, you could wear animal costumes. A pair of off-duty officers recently swapped their uniforms for the monkey and zebra look, and they arrested a man while on their way to a fancy dress party. According to the police, the man “didn’t expect to be wrestled to the ground by our off-duty officer in a zebra onesie.”
We all know that kids can be a fickle bunch – just like us older kids. So when it comes to kids fancy dress, there are bound to be tears and tantrums from both children and parents alike as you try and decide what they want. While out hunting in stores, as an adult, the process can feel exacerbating, embarrassing and exhausting as the children proceed to try on, and hate, all of the different costumes for kids. So why not avoid that whole process and order online? By ordering online, you save yourself the time, effort and, well, very public temper tantrums. There are so many options for kids online now. With so many events that kids want to wear costumes to, including birthday parties, Halloween, world book day, school events and so on, you’re not going to have time to find different costumes for them for each event. But by utilising online fancy dress shops, you can sit down with the kids and have a look through the options. And those options can include superheroes, the police, fairies, Iron Man, Ben 10 and much, much more. Everybody wins!
Living in this busy world that we do, buying fancy dress outfits via the Internet seems like the most obvious choice. But some of us can still have reservations about costume shops online – particularly when it comes to security. So how do you determine if a site is safe to use? Firstly, only shop on a site that makes you feel comfortable. Generally, that’d be one with a nice design, plenty of contact details, especially a phone number, and somewhere that offers some proof of its service. Some online shops are run from brick and mortar fancy dress stores, so you can see if they exist on a high street somewhere! Sometimes it isn’t about trust; even if some websites look and sound great, they may not have proper protection in place to ensure that your details won’t fall into the wrong hands. In this instance, look out for their policy on this matter. Some websites will have seals of approval from recognisable brand names, such as McAfee SECURE, and will also detail their encryption methods to ensure they keep your details secure. Shopping around for a cheap Halloween costume or masquerade costumes may seem harmless enough, but remember, the people selling the products matter too.
Since 2008, AnyCostume.co.uk have been providing an amazing service to those in Edinburgh with our fabulous fancy dress shop in the heart of the city centre. And we’ve brought that friendly, passionate service from the streets of Scotland’s capital to the fingertips of buyers everywhere. We offer an array of dazzling, dreamy and divine costumes for anyone and everyone at www.anycostume.co.uk. And, if we don’t have what you’re looking for, don’t worry, as we’re only a phone call away on 0131 662 4318. Our friendly team, combined with the widest range of costumes available at affordable prices, makes AnyCostume.co.uk your one-stop shop for all things fancy and fun.